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Rain Comes Down As Traffic Picks Up

February 28, 2012, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Rain Comes Down As Traffic Picks Up
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Just in time for traffic to pick up around Sioux Falls, the rain started coming down.  The light sprinkles quickly picked up into a shower.  The spring-like weather is just the latest twist in an already odd winter.

"It's really weird; it's just totally weird.  I'm like okay, so snow one day, rain another.  We have the rain today and snow tomorrow.  Okay, so I just have to dress really warm," Ken Brannon said.

In the downtown area, the focus was not only on the roads but also the sidewalks.  It took a heap of salt to keep them from turning to ice. 

"It's pretty icy.  There are a lot of complaints coming in.  So, this is my second time out.  I've gone through about 600 pounds," Darla Frederick said.

Those 600 pounds of ice melt covered a one-block area for just three hours.  Frederick says this day doesn't compare to any other day this winter.

"No, no, not at all.  I think this is the second time I've put down.  But, this is the most I've put down.  We had a few slippery spots with the last snow we had, but nothing like this," Frederick said.

While the rain kept Frederick busy, those trying to make their way to work appreciate the effort of those keeping the sidewalks from turning into a glazed sheet.

"You know, 'whoom,' I don't want to go flying.  I don't want to do that.  I don't appreciate flying around and hurting myself and running up a medical bill I can't afford," Brannon said.

And slipping isn't the only worry for pedestrians in a time like this.  They also have to worry about what's around them and traffic.

"You know, if they don't stop in time, you can injure someone really bad.  And I don't want that to happen to anybody, especially me, you know," Brannon said.

With dangers like that, ice is always a worry for those on the commute, whether on two feet or four wheels. 

The ice also caused some crashes on roads around Sioux Falls.  But a head start by road crews and warming temperatures kept the busiest roads from freezing over.

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